Kong Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to Kong

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better Kong alternative or higher similarity.

Kong reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of Kong. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-25.
  • Kong 3.6 with LLM Support
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Feb 2024
  • 5 Ways to Improve Your API Reliability
    6 projects | dev.to | 25 Jul 2023
    Kong: A cloud-native, fast, scalable, and distributed Microservice Abstraction Layer (also known as an API Gateway or API Middleware). Made available as an open-source project in 2015, its core functionality is written in Lua and it runs on the nginx web server.
  • Access to Gravitee Github repository has been restricted - This is NOT how OSS works
    1 project | /r/programming | 11 Jun 2023
    OPeNsOuRcE. Good time to switch to Kong, better option anyways.
  • Self hosting costing questions
    1 project | /r/Supabase | 13 Mar 2023
  • Proxy Basic Auth Replacement Best Practice for Cloud Native / OIDC / Vault
    4 projects | /r/devops | 9 Mar 2023
    Sounds like you want an API gateway? What about Kong?
  • HAProxy 2.7
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Dec 2022
    Unquestionably no, Kong is "OpenResty plus a management plane" and they're Apache 2: https://github.com/kong/kong#license
  • Ask HN: Who is hiring? (April 2022)
    31 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Apr 2022
    Kong (https://konghq.com) | Gateway Senior Engineer | REMOTE Europe | Full-time

    The Kong Gateway is an API Management solution, which serves as a foundation for many other solutions by the company. The business model is open-core: an Open Source solution exists (https://github.com/kong/kong), and there's an Enterprise version with more features and dedicated support.

    The tech stack is a modified Openresty with of Lua code on top. The ideal candidate would be someone who is already familiar with Kong. Alternatively, if you are familiar with Openresty or other API management solution, we also would love to talk with you.

    I am personally interested in finding people to join me in the European Gateway Team. The role involves adding features, fixing bugs, and collaborating with other teams. Here's that position:


    We have many projects and many teams all around the world (current headcount is ~450), using other technologies like Node in the Kong Manager or Go in the Koko project, and we are constantly looking for people. Please visit our careers page to find out more!


  • Breaking Up a Monolithic Database with Kong
    1 project | dev.to | 13 Dec 2021
    Kong Gateway allows the complexity of service-tier APIs to be reduced to a collection of endpoints (or URIs) focused on meeting a collection of business needs and functionality. Often-duplicated components (like authentication, logging, and security) are handled by the gateway and can be removed from the service-tier design.
  • 27 open-source tools that can make your Kubernetes workflow easier 🚀🥳
    26 projects | dev.to | 9 Nov 2021
  • Difference between Reverse Proxy, Load Balancer and API Gateway
    1 project | /r/devops | 29 Sep 2021
    I am seeing different companies taking different approach. I am not sure anymore where each should be actually used. On top of that tech like Kong make me question whether API Gateway should be one thing for all. Some perspective into this would be really appreciated.
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    www.influxdata.com | 26 May 2024
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Basic Kong repo stats
6 days ago

Kong/kong is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

Kong is marked as "self-hosted". This means that it can be used as a standalone application on its own.

The primary programming language of Kong is Lua.

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